Cop injured in Maguindanao blast

Jasper Acosta, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 09 2017 08:07 PM

MAGUINDANAO - A policeman was wounded in an explosion in a police detachment in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao Sunday night.

Police Officer 1 Aliboy Draper, a member of the Provincial Public Safety Company of the Maguindanao Provincial Police Office, was slightly wounded in his leg when he was hit by shrapnel after an unidentified person lobbed a hand grenade that exploded inside the 1st Maneuver Platoon detachment in Barangay Labu Labu, Shariff Aguak around 6 p.m.

Draper was on duty and standing inside the detachment when the explosion happened.

Shariff Aguak Municipal Police Station chief Insp. Armado Liwan told ABS-CBN News in a phone interview that authorities are looking into two angles on the possible motive for the grenade-throwing incident. 

He said it could be personal grudge and retaliation of an unknown group in relation to their intensified anti-illegal drugs operation. 

Police are now conducting an in-depth investigation to identify the perpetrators.